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ZTE Skate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews of ZTE Skate. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The performance and screen also get good reviews, but reviews are divided on the design. Many are negative about the reliability and durability.

price, screen, performance, portability, usability

battery, durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the ZTE Skate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for ZTE Skate


alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of ZTE Skate from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the size and usability. The screen and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative views about the reliability and durability. Opinions are divided on the design.

performance, price, screen, usability, size

durability, reliability

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ZTE Skate Sim Free Android Smartphone ZTE Skate Sim Free Android Smartphone

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (

ZTE Skate review


The ZTE Skate is one of the maker's first own-branded handset for the UK and is the latest contender in the budget Android arena

Mostly sturdy construct ; Android 2.3 OS ; Simple Android US

Uninspiring display ; Poor battery life ; Sluggish processor

Judged against a selection of market leading smartphone powerhouses, the ZTE Skate is a laughable offering. Up against its closest and comparable competitors, it still falls slightly short of the mark, making it an unlikey contender for our list of the...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (

ZTE Skate hitting UK in summer 2011


ZTE have updated us on their plans to launch their new Android smartphone - the 4.3-inch ZTE Skate - at a briefing session with Pocket-lint in London. Wu Sa, Director of mobile device operations for ZTE (UK), confirmed that the ZTE Skate will be...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (

ZTE Skate Review


With a big screen and glossy styling, the ZTE is great value. But fast, it ain't

Chinese brand ZTE is on a mission to make smartphones affordable. With the Skate, the omens are good: this is a cheap handset with, at 4.3in, a big screen for your money. The glossy case and over-clic

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (

ZTE Skate review


The ZTE Skate offers pure Android 2.3 on a massive 4.3-inch screen for a very reasonable SIM-free price. An underpowered CPU and dodgy build quality are negatives, but the Skate's good qualities far outweigh its bad ones.

Massive screen ; Android 2.3 ; Stock Android user interface

Cheap casing ; Weak CPU ; Low app storage space ; Poor battery life

When we reviewed the Orange Monte Carlo, we were impressed that ZTE had managed to include a wide range of features in such a cheap device. The same naturally applies to the Skate, as it's the same phone in all but name, and a slightly different user...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Jonathan Morris (

ZTE Skate


Skating on thin ice

ZTE has attempted to replicate a high-end smartphone for a lot less money, but while I'd accept some corners being cut, for obvious reasons, the Skate has been left with hardly enough storage space to let you install even a small amount of the apps and...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Mobile Tech Addicts (

Expert Review


The Monte Carlo consistently scored around the 950 mark yet the Skate was consistently around the 750 mark! Shocking right??

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Khidr Suleman (

ZTE Skate review


Smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II dominate the high-end market, but there is plenty to play for when it comes to mid-tier devices, and ZTE is an emerging Chinese manufacturer looking to make a name for itself.

Big screen, unmodified Android Gingerbread, reasonable price

Susceptible to lag, poor battery life, bland design

A basic Android Gingerbread device with a large screen and reasonable specifications, the Skate is designed for buyers on a budget but is not really suited to heavy duty use

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (

ZTE Skate


ZTE are renowned for creating a high-end Android experience on a budget, as demonstrated perfectly with the Orange San Francisco. The Chinese manufacturer is back with it's latest mobile, the Gingerbread-toting ZTE Skate.

Unlike its Orange-branded sibling, the Skate is a mammoth handset with its 4.3 inch Desire HD-style 480 x 800 display. That's not necessarily a bad thing however, as the smartphone tips the scales at just 120g, meaning it'll be light enough to slip...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: dan (

ZTE Skate Review


ZTE have come a long way since they used to make the ?10 phones on Three which had the SIM card glued into place to prevent box breaking, these were the phones sold on Three via Superdrug. So considering we

Consumer review by: Aleksandar Grbic (

ZTE Skate


I bought it in Germany in ALDI store named MEDION LIFE P4310 (SKATE) for 119 Euro. I'm using it almost 6 mount and my impresions is so far so good.

big screen

low internal memory

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227-T


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7227-T
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